02. March 2016 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Control Room Accelerator Specialist / NB50550005
ORNL: Control Room Accelerator Specialist / NB50550005
02. March 2016 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Control Room Accelerator Specialist / NB50550005
ORNL: Control Room Accelerator Specialist / NB50550005
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Oak Ridge, USA

Description of Institution

The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) operates the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), the United States’ highest flux reactor based neutron source, and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world’s most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 30 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out in excess of 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical sciences for more than 3,000 visiting scientists. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: https://neutrons.ornl.gov

Job description

As a member of the Research Accelerator Division Accelerator Operations Group, the Control Room Accelerator Specialist is responsible for the safe operation of all Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) accelerator systems and adheres to the SNS Operations Procedures Manual.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Safely operates the SNS 1 GeV superconducting linear proton accelerator and associated subsystems to enable the NScD neutron scattering science program;
  • Participates in accelerator operations support activities, including troubleshooting, performing installation, maintenance and upgrades to accelerator subsystems, supporting beam development activities, and developing accelerator control system programs;
  • Understands, adheres to, and communicates to others relevant portions of the SNS Operational Procedures Manual;
  • Communicates, complies with, and maintains an understanding of, environment, safety, health, and quality (ESH&Q) requirements;
  • Maintains certification as a qualified accelerator specialist;
  • Provides work direction to technicians, as needed, during troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair cycles;
  • Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics;
  • During extended maintenance outages, communicates the machine status to the Plan of the Day meeting audience and serves as the on site safety coordinator during off-hour operations.
  • Work 12-hour shifts on a year-round, rotating schedule (includes day and night shifts).
  • Respond to emergencies in a timely manner.
  • Must successfully complete the SNS Control Room Accelerator Specialist Training Program within a year and remain certified thereafter.
    Physical requirements include the following:
  • Occasional – Walking, standing, reaching both high and low levels, and hearing – conversation and auditory alarms.
  • Frequent – Speaking clearly, seeing near and far, and color vision.
  • Constant – Sitting and finger movement.
  • Occasionally personnel protective equipment (PPE) will be required when making tours of the facility or when operating electrical breakers and disconnect switches. The PPE can be any or all of the following – Eye and hearing protection, covering for the head, arms, hands, fingers, full body and skin protection.

Requested Profile

Qualifications Required:
An Associates degree in physics, computer science, electrical, mechanical or related scientific field, and at least two years of relevant experience is required. An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be considered. Must have effective written communication skills and the ability to make detailed recording of activities, observations, and actions. Must have effective oral communication skills including interpersonal skills working with a team of engineers, physicists, technicians, operators, and crafts.

Qualifications Desired:

  • A BS degree is preferred
  • 2 or more years of operations experience with a particle accelerator and related control systems, or operation of Navy Nuclear propulsion systems.
  • Experience in developing procedures
  • Experience in developing EPICS control screens

Work Directions and Interfaces:
Position reports to the Research Accelerator Division (RAD) Operations Coordinator, and interfaces with operations personnel, technicians, physicists and engineers.

Measures of Effectiveness:

  • Successfully assists in achieving efficient operation of the SNS accelerator systems.
  • Successfully creates an environment in which individuals within accelerator operations can adhere to SNS ESH&Q requirements; and provides enforcement of these requirements.
  • Successfully reports and represents accelerator operations activities to SNS management, review committees and professional organizations.

How to Apply

Go to https://www.ornl.gov/careers.

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

We accept Word(.doc, .docx), Excel(.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint(.ppt, .pptx), Adobe(.pdf), Rich Text Format(.rtf), HTML and text files(.txt) up to 2MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.
If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLR@ornl.gov

Notice: If the position requires a Security Clearance, reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR 707.4 will be conducted by the employer and a background investigation by the Federal government may be required to obtain an access authorization prior to employment and subsequent reinvestigations may be required. If the position is covered by the Counterintelligence Evaluation Program regulations at 10 CFR 709, a counterintelligence evaluation may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify Employer.

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